It's the 22 week of the year, and I have 33 crochet blocks done! Yay! Obvi, I'm gonna try to stay ahead of things, and maybe it'll only take two years instead of 3 to make my dream blanket.I'm working on a pair of overalls for the bean/any possible future babies/grandchildren. I'm using the tute […]

gosh, it’s been a while!

I’ve been on my laptop lately instead of on my sewing machine… I’m working on a top-secret birthday present for my sweetie… here’s a little sneak peek: I finally got it stitched out tonight (49 minutes of machine embroidery! probably the longest design I’ve ever done) while I waited for that to happen (cause, of […]

my little poppy

here’re some slightly better/cuter pictures of the frock I made the Bean a few weeks ago (gosh, time sure flies!) the orange totally matched the poppies we have in the front yard.I LOVE how frothy the ruffled sleeve is…. this one was longer than the first, clearly she’ll need to grow into it he’s orange […]

May Block

here’s my block for May for the 1st Wednesday Block Swap… wonky drunkards path…someday I’ll make my own, because i REALLY love this pattern.

a shirt for my daddy

who loves western shirts… he chose the fabric, I did the sewing… the kids posed with him because they are cute and then D wanted to take pictures, so I had to be in the pics too…

ballet dress for a little girl

we have a birthday party today, for a 3yo girl… like most, she likes pink and ballet, so when I saw this ballet shoe fabric at my Bernina dealer, I snapped up a yard, and made this last night…I don’t have a pattern, but I used the peasant top tutorial from indietutes as a jumping […]

The 2minute tank top

Just cut and serge sides/top. No binding/hem/etc, but so fast and functional! I want to make another one of the Presserfoot anthro dresses, but didn't want to sacrifice a workin tank to, so here's what i've got!

Mending Monday

a coat pocket for C… (which, btw, has a LOVELY hand-sewn zipper, done by me when we were just barely dating at Yale… I tried to use the holes already IN the jacket to put in a new zipper, as the old one was broken. I’m super proud of how well it’s lasted!) and a […]

halfway there…

I wanted to write a tute tonight on how to make the little pinafore/jumper/dress I made for the Bean a few days ago… so I got out the camera, and started working, taking pics along the way… see? here’re my cut pieces… (to fit a tall/skinny 18month old) I even took pictures of some of […]